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4 Things Your Business Must Do to Be HIPAA Compliant

4 Things Your Business Must Do to Be HIPAA Compliant

Posted On: February 7, 2018 by VGMInsBlogger

Posted in: HIPAA, Therapy Practice, VGM Advantage

The cost of not staying HIPAA compliant has risen in recent years. The Office of Civil Rights issued $6 million in fines in 2015, and $23 million in 2016. By the middle of 2017, those fines were already at $17 million. All of these were due to HIPAA violations. VGM Advantage is here to help your business grow, which is why we’re dedicating today’s blog to the top four things you should be doing to ensure your business stays HIPAA Compliant: You must document your HIPAA policies and procedures.   This includes business practices that are built around the goal of being HIPAA compliant. Not having one in place is the top reason for fines! These policies must be documented for potential audits, and should be shared with all your employees. You also must review and update them once a year.   Appoint a compliance officer.   Another element you must have in place in case you were ever audited is a compliance officer who oversees the...

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